Booz Allen Hamilton is marketing its new Digital Soldier platform as an underlying open-architecture backbone designed to amalgamate and analyse data and then present it to soldiers as actionable or informative information.
The architecture is meant to be "a new approach to the next-generation battlefield that combines immersive training technology, AI [artificial intelligence] analytics, and elite human-performance management on a secure, open-system architecture (tech agnostic with no vendor lock-in)", the company said.
Digital Soldier would not be a material solution, but rather an underlying open-architecture backbone that could digest data collected from a range of sensors or inputs and then present it for various purposes, Joel Dillon, Booz Allen Hamilton's vice-president for soldier solutions, told Jane's before the annual Association of the United States Army conference in Washington, DC.
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